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Welcome to AWC’s online library of Legislative Bulletin and CityVoice news articles and other updates.

8

Sep

2017

Ways to engage as AWC prepares 2018 Legislative Priorities

Later this month, AWC’s Board of Directors will consider recommendations from our Legislative Priorities Committee on which priorities we will focus on for the upcoming 60-day legislative session.

14

Aug

2017

2017 session recap: It took a record-breaking 193 days to finish, there’s still no capital budget, but overall, city issues were mostly addressed

The need for legislators to finally and fully address K-12 funding gaps dwarfed most other issues during the 2017 legislative session.

2

Aug

2017

Seeking nominations for AWC’s legislative City Champion Award!

Did your legislator do great things not only for your city, but for all cities throughout the state?

24

Jul

2017

Third special session ends without passage of a capital budget

After a record-breaking 193 days, legislators adjourned their third special session on July 20 without passing a capital budget.

7

Jul

2017

Legislature still not finished as AWC begins work identifying priorities for the 2018 session

The state’s operating, transportation and supplemental budgets have been adopted and signed by the Governor, but legislators have yet to adjourn while still in their third special session, ending July 20.

30

Jun

2017

Cities fare well in adopted 2017-19 state operating budget

On the final day of the state’s fiscal year, and 175 days after coming to Olympia in January, legislators adopted an operating budget, thus avoiding a state government shutdown.

17

Jun

2017

Legislators know it’s time to finish and go home

Second special session concludes on June 21 after 165 days, and there’s still no action on operating or capital budgets.

2

Jun

2017

Be on the lookout for your call to action

AWC needs your help so we can continue to help keep your cities strong.

24

May

2017

Don’t use city funds to fill state budget gaps

Statement from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) in response to a second special legislative session

19

May

2017

First special session ending – will a second help or hurt cities?

Partisan gridlock is alive and well in Olympia as the 30-day special session concludes in a near-empty Capitol on May 23.

10

May

2017

Special session update – Where are legislators?

Legislators have now been in session for 122 days – 17 of those in overtime.

5

May

2017

Day 15 special session report – Where are legislators?

Legislators have now been in session for 120 days – 15 of those in overtime.

24

Apr

2017

Session in overtime – now what for cities?

The 105-day regular session came to a close April 23.

14

Apr

2017

Pending special session, budget impasse impacts cities

Budget leaders from the House Democrats and Senate Republicans are failing to negotiate in the short time left before session is scheduled to end.

7

Apr

2017

When legislative budget leads start talking, here is what cities think of their ideas

Lead House and Senate negotiators have not publicly agreed to talks, but when they start, AWC has shared key items needed to support strong cities and towns across the state.
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